A North American mountain lion (Puma concolor couguar), at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure.

Mountain Lion

Puma concolor couguar Where do they live? The Americas, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes in South America What […]

Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) from the Sierra Chincua mountain range, Mexico.

Monarch Butterflies

Danaus plexippus Where do they live? North America What do they eat? Larvae eat milkweed; adults eat plant nectar Conservation Status: Least Concern […]

An endangered Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Malaysian Tiger

Panthera tigris jacksoni Where do they live? Southern and central Malay Peninsula What do they eat? Sambar deer, barking deer, wild boar, […]

A lilac-breasted roller, Coracias caudatus, at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium.

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Psitteuteles goldiei Where do they live? Sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula What do they eat? Arthropods and small vertebrates such […]

South Georgia king penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus patagonicus) at the Indianapolis Zoo.

King Penguins

Aptenodytes patagonicus Where do they live? South Atlantic and South Indian Ocean, northern reaches of Antarctica, Tierra del Fuego, Falkland Islands, […]

An endangered, juvenile silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch) at Bali Safari.

Juvenile Silvery Gibbon

Hylogates moloch Where do they live? Java, Indonesia What do they eat? Primarily fruit, also leaves, flowers, and insects Conservation Status: Endangered See […]

Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora pacifica) at Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA.

Japanese Sea Nettle

Chrysaora pacifica Where do they live? The northwest Pacific Ocean (including Japan and Korea) What do they eat? Comb jellies, small […]

A grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo.

Grizzly Bear

Ursus arctos horribilis Where do they live? North America What do they eat? A variety of plants and animals such as moose, […]

A gray wolf (Canis lupus) at the Alaska Zoo.

Grey Wolf

Canus lupus Where do they live? Eurasia and North America What do they eat? Wild large and medium-sized hoof animals such as […]

Mei Lun and Mei Huan, the twin giant panda cubs (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) at Zoo Atlanta.

Giant Panda Cubs

Ailuropoda melanoleuca Where do they live? China What do they eat? Mostly bamboo, occasionally wild tubers, other grasses, rodents, and birds. Conservation […]

Three Eastern Grass Owls (Tyto longimembris chinensis) at Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB) in Cambodia.

Eastern Grass Owls

Tyto longimembris chinensis Where do they live? Eastern, Southern, and Southeast Asia, also found in New Guinea, Australia and the western […]

A portrait of a federally endangered peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus) at Raptor Recovery in Nebraska.

Peregrine Falcon

Falcon peregrinus Where do they live? All over the world, including right here in Berkeley! What do they eat? Medium-sized […]

A platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) at the Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary in Melbourne, Australia.


Ornithorhyncus anatinus Where do they live? Eastern Australia What do they eat? Worms, shrimp, and crayfish Conservation Status: Near threatened […]

A red octopus (Octopus rubescens) at Aquarium of the Pacific.

Red Octopus

Octopus rubescens Where do they live? Shallow coastal Pacific Ocean What do they eat? Mollusks, crabs, and barnacles Conservation Status: […]

A federally endangered cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) at the Denver Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.


Acinonyx jubatus Where do they live? Africa and central Iran What do they eat? Small to medium-sized prey such as impala, springbok, […]

A critically endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) at the Phoenix Zoo.

California Condor

Gymnogyps californianus Where do they live? Reintroduced to Arizona, Utah, Southern California and Baja California in Mexico What do they eat? Carrion […]

A red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas), at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, KS.

Red-Eyed Tree Frog

Agalychnis callidryas Where do they live? Central America What do they eat? Insects Conservation Status: Least concern See more photos […]

An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered snow leopard (Panthera uncia) at the Denver Zoo.

Snow Leopard

Panthera uncia Where do they live? Central Asia What do they eat? Mountain sheep, deer, wild boar, livestock Conservation Status: […]

Sura, a spotted seal (Phoca largha) at the Alaska SeaLife Center.

Spotted Seal

Phoca largha Where do they live? The Bering Sea, the Sea of Japan, and the Yellow Sea What do they […]

Federally threatened spectacled eiders (Somateria fischeri) at the Alaska SeaLife Center. The male is white with green in the head; the female is brown. This bird has been in decline since the 1980's, attributed most likely to climate change and lead shot in their environment.

Spectacled Eider

Somateria fischeri Where do they live? Alaska & Northeastern Russia What do they eat? Mollusks, aquatic insects, crustaceans, and plants […]

Thompson's giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis) at the Rolling Hills zoo.

Thompson’s Giraffe

Giraffa camelopardalis Where do they live? Sub-Saharan Africa What do they eat? Leaves, shrubs, grass, and fruit Conservation Status: Vulnerable […]

A veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) at the Rolling Hills Zoo.

Veiled Chameleon

Chamaeleo calyptratus Where do they live? Arabian Peninsula What do they eat? Primarily insects, occasionally plants Conservation Status: Least concern […]

A Barbary lion (Panthera leo leo) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

Barbary Lion

Panthera leo leo Where do they live? Mediterranean Africa What do they eat? Gazelle, wild boar, livestock Conservation Status: Extinct […]

A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

Bottlenose Dolphin

Tursiops truncatus truncatus Where do they live? Warm and temperate seas around the world What do they eat? Primarily fish, also […]

An Arctic fox, Vulpes lagopus, at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in Great Bend, Kansas.

Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus Where do they live? Arctic tundra in North America and Eurasia What do they eat? Small animals such as lemmings, […]

Endangered African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

African Wild Dogs

Lycaon pictus Where do they live? Sub-Saharan Africa  What do they eat? Greater kudu, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, Cape bushbuck, and […]

A female African elephant (Loxodonta africana) at the Cheyenne mountain Zoo.

African Elephant

Loxodonta africana Where do they live? Sub-Saharan Africa What do they eat? Leaves and branches, also stems, bark, roots, fruit, and grasses […]

American flamingos (Phoenicopterus ruber) at the Lincoln Children's Zoo.

American Flamingos

Phoenicopterus ruber ruber Where do they live? North America and South America What do they eat? Brine Shrimp and blue-green algae, insect […]

An American barn owl (Tyto alba pranticola) at the Raptor Recovery Center, Nebraska.

American Barn Owl

Tyto alba pranticola Where do they live? North and South America What do they eat? Small mammals such as voles and shrews […]

Sara, the endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered whooping crane (Grus americana), at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species. This is an educational bird.

Whooping Crane

Grus americana Where do they live? North America What do they eat? Crustaceans, mollusks, fish, small reptiles and aquatic plants, grains such […]